If you have never had a farm-fresh egg laid by a happy hen who was able to enjoy the sunshine, clean air, fresh green grass, and all the insects and worms she could find, you have never had a real egg. All eggs are not created equal. A conventional or organic “factory farm” egg does not have the flavor of a pastured egg.
Our hens are housed in small flocks of around 400-600 hens in a shelter located on about 2 acres of fresh green grass. Approximately once a week, the hens are given a fresh paddock to graze in. That allows the paddock that they were just in to rest and re-grow before the hens return to it again. Attached to the end of the hen’s shelter is a smaller fenced in area where their water and organic chicken feed is located. We call this the picnic area. Our hens enjoy an outdoor picnic in a park setting 365 days a year. The picnic area also allows us to confine the hens when the weather does not permit them to be out on the pasture.
Our eggs can be purchased at a number of area health food stores. See the list below.
Misleading factory farm egg terms that lead you to think that the hens are happy hens on pasture:
“Free-range” — The term means that sometimes the chickens have access to the out of doors. It can be a dirt lot at the end of a large organic confinement chicken house.
“Free-roaming” — The term means that the chickens are housed on the floor of a large confinement chicken house instead of in small wire cages. They most likely do not have access to the out of doors.
“Cage-free” — The term is basically the same as “free-roaming”.
Health Food Stores That Sell Our Eggs
MOM’s Organic Market – College Park
9827 Rhode Island Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
MOM’s Organic Market – Frederick
5273 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21703
MOM’s Organic Market – Merrifield/Fairfax
8298 Glass Alley
Fairfax, VA 22031
MOM’s Organic Market – Rockville
5566 Randolph Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
The Common Market
5728 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21704-5116
201 Ethan Allen Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
We deliver on Wednesday.